Multiple fires broke out after an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale shook southern California on Friday night, according to the US Geological Survey.
This comes just a day after another tremor, with a 6.4 magnitude, jolted the state on Thursday. Scientists state that Thursday's earthquake produced more than 1,400 aftershocks, including a strong one measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, according to CNN.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre data, on the other hand, stated that the latest earthquake measured 6.9 on the Richter scale. The quake hit near Ridgecrest, California, the agency added.
Kern County spokeswoman Megan Person told CNN that multiple fires and injuries have been reported in the region, which is about 150 miles from Los Angeles.
In central Los Angeles, Friday's earthquake felt stronger than the one a day earlier, making buildings rock back and forth forcefully.
Officials are not ruling out that there could be more earthquakes coming.
California Governor Gavin Newsom said he has activated the state emergency operation center to its highest level.